The Tottenham Hotspur player continues to be overlooked for match-day squads despite appearing to be fit.
Last season, Jan Vertonghen’s injury allowed Tottenham Hotspur teammate Kevin Wimmer a chance to impress that he seized with both hands.
In fact, such was the Austrian international’s impact that some Spurs fans felt he should partner Toby Alderweireld even when the latter’s compatriot was ready to return.
That was not how things played out, with Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino opting to stick with the Belgium duo whenever possible, but big things were still expected of Wimmer in his second year at White Hart Lane.
That makes the current situation so much harder to fathom, with the 23-year-old yet to appear in a match-day squad despite appearing to be back to full fitness in training.
Wimmer was part of Austria’s squad for Euro 2016 and despite not being a starter there he missed the first two games of Tottenham’s current campaign with a hamstring injury.
Since then he has been photographed regularly taking part in full training and there is no indication that he is injured on the Premier League’s official website. And yet still there is no sign of Wimmer.
Tottenham’s EFL Cup match against Gillingham later this month will go a long way to showing if there is a problem because the Austrian will surely start that match if fit and well.
If he does not, the questions are only going to increase surrounding the mystery of a player who is already something of a fan favourite among Tottenham fans and yet who has disappeared…at least for now.
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